|Beat the Devil 1953 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: John Huston
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard, Marco Tulli, Aldo Silvani, Bernard Lee, Mario Perrone, Giulio Donnini, Saro Urzi, Juan de Landa, Manuel Serano
A strange assortment of cohorts (Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, and Jennifer Jones) are plotting a swindle involving rights to uranium-rich land with plans to strike it rich. They board a steamer that breaks down and sinks on their way to Africa, and they are taken hostage by Arabian gunrunners. Now, as a result of their misadventure, their lives rest in the hands of the gunrunners.
|Great Expectations 1946 N/R, 118 min.|
Director: David Lean
Cast: John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Martita Hunt, Valerie Hobson, Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, Francis L. Sullivan, Freda Jackson, Torin Thatcher, Tony Wager, Ivor Barnard, George Hayes, Hay Petrie, John Forrest
Charles Dickens' classic–in the hands of Director David Lean–is a "must see." The story is about poor orphan boy Pip (Tony Wager as young Pip and John Mills as older Pip) who is raised by blacksmith Joe Gargery (Bernard Miles) and his wife (Freda Jackson). As a young lad, Pip rescues and becomes a friend of escaped prisoner Magwitch (Finlay Currie). Pip falls in love with his playmate Estelle (Jean Simmons) who is being raised by bitter Miss Haversham (Martita Hunt) to have higher expectations in life than those of Pip. Later, Pip gains wealth through the help of a mysterious benefactor who, it turns out, is Magwitch repaying Pip for his friendship. Now, Pip can attain "gentleman" status and do well in the Victorian world of the social elite.
|Illegal 1932 N/R, 64 min.|
Director: William C. McGann
Cast: Isobel Elsom, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Margot Grahame, Ivor Barnard, Moira Lynd, Edgar Norfolk, Wally Patch, Arthur Goullet, Margaret Damer, Victor Fairley
Evelyn (Isobel Elsom) kicks her no-good husband, Albert (Ivor Barnard), out of the house and then opens up a night club offering illegal gambling and liquor. Her business works–until Albert returns, and complications ensue.
|Madeleine 1950 N/R, 101 min.|
aka: The Strange Case of Madeleine
Director: David Lean
Cast: Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Sellars, Edward Chapman, Barbara Everest, Andre Morell, Barry Jones, Anthony Newley, Patricia Raine, Eugene Deckers, Susan Stranks, Ivor Barnard, John Laurie
Madeleine Smith (Ann Todd) was a 19th-century Scottish woman who was accused and put on trial for poisoning her French lover Emile L'Anglier (Ivan Desny) in 1857. The trial is reenacted in this interesting film that leaves the audience guessing. Based on a true story.
|The Saint's Vacation 1941 N/R, 60 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Leslie Fenton
Cast: Hugh Sinclair, Sally Gray, Arthur Macrae, Cecil Parker, Leueen MacGrath, Gordon McLeod, John Warwick, Ivor Barnard, Manning Whiley, Felix Aylmer, Roddy Hughes
Hugh Sinclair takes on the role of The Saint, and Leslie Charteris, the author of the original Saint novels, co-writes this entry in the series. The Saint and his buddy Monty Hayward (Arthur Macrae) are on vacation in Switzerland when they become involved with a music box containing a secret code. Murder and international intrigue follow as the suave Saint takes off on the trail.
|Sea Devils 1953 N/R, 91 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Action
Director: Raoul Walsh
Cast: Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed, Denis O'Dea, Michael Goodliffe, Bryan Forbes, Jacques B. Brunius, Ivor Barnard, Arthur Wontner, Gerard Oury, Larry Taylor, Keith Pyott, Reed De rouen, Rene Poirier, Michael Mulcaster
Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story revolves around the efforts of British agent Drouette (Yvonne De Carlo) who is trying to get close enough to spy on Napoleon (Gerard Oury). She runs into smuggler Gilliatt (Rock Hudson), and the two of them try to outsmart each other. But, by story's end, Gilliatt rescues Drouette and, in the process, saves England from an invasion by the French.
|So Evil My Love 1948 N/R, 112 min.|
Director: Lewis Allen
Cast: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll, Raymond Huntley, Martita Hunt, Hugh Griffith, Moira Lister, Raymond Lovell, Finlay Currie, Roderick Lovell, Muriel Aked, Ivor Barnard, Maureen Delaney, Ernest Jay
While aboard a ship to England in the 1890s, an evil artist, Mark Bellis (Ray Milland), finagles his way into widow Olivia Harwood's (Ann Todd) confidence. Mark contracts malaria, and, when they arrive in London, Mark moves into Olivia's lodging house where she nurses him back to health. In the process, she becomes his victim of theft and blackmail. Olivia, who has finally had enough, kills Mark and then goes to the police with her confession.
|Storm in a Teacup 1937 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Victor Saville
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood, Ursula Jeans, Gus McNaughton, Eliot Makeham, Ivor Barnard, Cyril Smith, Edgar K. Bruce, Lee Strasberg, Robert Hale, Quentin McPhearson, Arthur Wontner, George Pughe
When reporter Frank Burdon (Rex Harrison) interviews Provost William Gow (Cecil Parker), he is disturbed when he watches Gow treat Honaria Hegarty (Sara Allgood) unkindly. Honaria has little money and cannot afford to pay for a dog license. Burdon decides to run the story about Honaria, and then falls in love with Gow's daughter, Vickie (Vivien Leigh). The result is mayhem .
|1. Beat the Devil (1953)|
2. Great Expectations (1946)
3. Illegal (1932)
4. Madeleine (1950)
aka: The Strange Case of Madeleine
5. The Saint's Vacation (1941)
6. Sea Devils (1953)
7. So Evil My Love (1948)
8. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
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